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"emunctorium" in Greek?

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"emunctorium" in Greek?

Postby Phil- » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:36 pm

Χαίρετε,

In a Greek translation of Comenius' Janua, I came across the word ἀπομυκτήριον as meaning "emunctorium", a candle snuffer. I couldn't find this word anywhere else, nor could I find any other word to replace it with. προμυκτήριον looks similar, but all I could find on it was that it means "promunctorium", which as far as I could find means "promontory, headland, ridge." However, according to the Lexicon Manuale, "emungo candelam" = προμύττω τὸν λύχνον, which suggests προμυκτήριον may be related to προμύττω. Is this the noun I'm looking for, or does anyone know where to find a better term? Thanks.
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Re: "emunctorium" in Greek?

Postby bedwere » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:35 pm

Phil, there is ἀπομύσσω, Att. ἀπομύττω, which means also snuff a wick.
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Re: "emunctorium" in Greek?

Postby Phil- » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:45 pm

bedwere wrote:Phil, there is ἀπομύσσω, Att. ἀπομύττω, which means also snuff a wick.

Good to know, thanks. I may just leave it as it was, then.
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